Beginner's Clinic, Sprints, Motala

Saturday, July 27, 2024

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Time Event(s) Location Directions Google Maps
Sat, Jul 27
8:00 AM -
1:00 PM
Beginner's Clinic,
Sprints ,
and Mini-Motala
NAU - Skydome Parking (P66) Directions Placemark

NAU - Skydome


Classic Courses/Sprints/Motala

Please join us in Flagstaff as we present another morning of navigation fun. On Saturday, July 27, we'll present three shorter sprint events on NAU campus. We'll start the day with three options on a new map located in the middle part of the NAU campus, starting and finishing from the Walkup Skydome parking lot. Participants will navigate to as many as 30 destinations spread over three 1.5-3.5 km courses. Participants can try their skills on one, two, or all three sprint courses with breaks between each course. Those wanting a larger endurance challenge can participate in the "Motala", where participants are on a running clock as they navigate through the different sprint courses.

Registration and first starts begin at 8:00 AM. The last time to start a course is 12:00 PM. The courses close at 1:00 PM.

Beginner's Clinic

In addition to the sprint courses, we're also offering a beginner's clinic for those who would like to brush up on navigation concepts. Participants will learn important techniques to navigate with a map and compass. While GPS receivers provide an easy way for people to navigate, conditions sometimes make GPS units unreliable or unusable (navigating in deep canyons, dead batteries, etc.) Navigation techniques used in orienteering are an invaluable complement to navigating with a GPS receiver. Additional information concerning our Beginner's Orienteering Training is found here.

The beginners clinic begins promptly at 9:00 AM and continues until approximately 10:30 AM. Please arrive slightly before the start time so we can get started on time. You'll have some time after the beginner's clinic to practice your new skills on our sprint courses.


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For events on NAU campus, we ask for a donation of $10 per person to cover printing fees, advertising, insurance, etc. Please register and pay through our registration links shown above.

Parental Consent:

Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)

All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.


08:00 AM Check-in: Sprint Events
Location: [image:O flag] NAU Skydome Parking Lot (P66)
08:00 AM Sprint Courses Open
09:00 AM Beginner's Clinic Begins
10:30 AM Beginner's Clinic End
12:00 PM Last time to start a Sprint course.
1:00 PM Sprint Courses Close. Participants must complete any of the sprint courses by this time.


Sprints and Motala

Details of our Sprint events are found here.

Details of our Motala are found here.

Beginner's Clinic

Details of our Beginner's Clinic are found here.

What to bring:

Whistle Participants at orienteering events are usually required to carry a whistle. Most orienteering involves navigating off-trail, where participants can sometimes travel to areas that are rarely visited by other users of the area. The whistle is a safety precaution which allows orienteering participants to signal their presence to others in case of an emergency. This rule is obviously less important on the NAU campus.
Compass We prefer participants to bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own.
Sun screen. Even though we are starting fairly early in the morning, we suggest you apply sunscreen to avoid burning.
Water We will not provide water on the course or at the start/finish. You may want to bring your own water bottles or a camelback.
Sturdy hiking shoes and
Long pants
We would recommend these for off-trail courses. The NAU campus is well manicured throughout. Shorts and tennis shoes will work nicely.